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The great child care debate: The long-term effects of non-parental child care

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Occasional paper no. 7
Doherty, Gillian
Publication Date: 
1 Jan 1996

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This paper reviews studies that compare children with non-parental child care experience to children without this experience. Two major themes emerge from this review: first, the research does not support the view that participation in child care is harmful; and second, it is important that the child care experience is of high quality.